Let’s take a look at how the objectives and key results appear in the alignment search window while trying to align your OKRs when your OKR Configuration is set as ‘Objectives and key results can be used interchangeably’.
When progress is being tracked via percentage: These key results appear as Objectives in the alignment window since when you align another key result to it - the key result appearing in the alignment window search will act as an objective for the key result. This is because of the OKR configuration behaviour when the objectives and key results can be used interchangeably. Here, the key result for one objective can also act as an objective for another key result.
When progress is being tracked via metrics:
The key results appear with the key result icon as it is in the alignment window when their progress is being tracked by metrics.